Anita Lowry papers
The Anita Lowry papers date from 1982 to 1996 and measure 5 linear inches. The papers are arranged in two series: Information Arcade, University of Iowa Libraries and Scholarly Writings. The Information Arcade series (1987-1995) includes papers regarding the University of Iowa's Information Arcade, a ". . . library facility designed to support the use of electronic resources in teaching, learning and research." ("The Information Arcade: A Library and Electronic Learning Facility for 2000 and Beyond"). The Scholarly Writings series (1982-1995) includes articles written, co-written, or compiled by Lowry during her professional career. Both series are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
- Lowry, Anita (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.
5.00 linear inches
University of Iowa Librarian who was the first head of the Information Arcade at the University of Iowa Libraries, 1992-1996.
Biographical / Historical
Anita K. Lowry was born on February 26, 1950 in Logansport, Indiana to Dr. Charles Haven and Norma Lee McClintock Lowry. She graduated from high school in Logansport, and later graduated with a B.A. in comparative literature from Indiana University. She continued her studies and received an M.S. in library service from Columbia University, and also an M.A. in cinema studies from New York University. Anita Lowry married W. Dwight Van Horn III in June 1980 in Mount Kisco, New York. Lowry also was employed at Columbia University for twenty years, where she was the Deputy Head of the Butler Reference Department and co-founder and director of the Library's Electronic Text Service. In 1993 Lowry was hired by the University of Iowa Libraries to head the newly established Information Arcade at the Main Library. There she actively continued her long-standing interest in electronic resources for research and teaching. Lowry died in July 1996 following heart surgery.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 410) were donated by Dwight VanHorn in 1997.
Other Descriptive Information
- Lisa Peperkorn, 1997.
- Language of description